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LAN based Dropbox-like alternative ?

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May 30, 2012 2:02:28 PM

Has anyone run across an end user friendly, LAN based, dropbox clone? I am not looking for desktop synching but rather to use as an extra-net or FTP replacement for when our clients send us large files.

It would be best if it could run on Windows 2003 or 2008 server and the easier on the end user the better.

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Fletch

May 30, 2012 2:36:40 PM

Look into SFTP.

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is a program that allows files to be exchanged over the Internet in a safe and confidential manner.

Unlike standard FTP, SFTP uses SSH (secure shell) technology, which encrypts both commands and data, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being transmitted in the clear over the network.

July 27, 2012 8:23:48 AM

I know I'm late to the party, but since I arrived here via google, I'm sure there are others that are seeking similar information to what the original poster was asking.

Fletch711, why not set up a VPN?

http://www.buchatech.com/2010/06/how-to-setup-vpn-acces...

Skippy27, please don't spread disinformation. Not only did you not answer the mans question, you also are answering questions you are obviously not knowledgeable about. Even a quick Wikipedia read would have set you straight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_File_Transfer_Protocol

You are only half correct, yes SFTP is a secure transfer protocol. However, it is not a program, it is, as the name states, a TRANSFER PROTOCOL.

Certain FTP programs or such as Filezilla and web development applications such as Adobe Dreamweaver will let you conect to a server using a secure shell connection which will encrypt the data coming and going between your client computer and the server.
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